Scrutiny of mosques, seminaries below FATF agenda turned down

KARACHI: Jamaat-e-Islami’s Karachi chief, Engineer Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman, hosted a assembly with many religious students and reps of five boards of the seminaries at Idara Noor-e-Haq on Sunday to explore the questionnaire distributed by the govt on account of FATF conditions.

Throughout the meeting, the panelists, who had been symbolizing several sects, not only expressed their grave concerns more than the new development but also warned the authorities of solid public outrage, if the choice to clamp down on religious seminaries was not withdrawn.

In accordance to a declaration, the participants of the meeting unanimously rejected the FATF facilitation kind and declared it unlawful, unconstitutional and violation of the legal rights, spiritual freedom as perfectly as the legislation.

They also threatened the authorities to use all lawful indicates to protest against any try to violate their rights to religious flexibility and sanctity of the mosques and seminaries. In the meantime, the meeting also determined to seek advice from authorized gurus to evaluate the lawful aspects of the questionnaire despatched by the government.

Dr Saeed Askandar from Wifaq-ul-Madaris Al-Arabia, Maulana Rehan Naeemi from Tanzeem-ul-Madaris, Allama Yousuf Qasori from Wifaq-ul-Madaris Salfia, Syed Muhammad Taqi Naqvi from Wifaq-ul-Madaris Fiqa-e-Jafria, Maulana Abdul Waheed from Rabta Madaris-ul-Islamia, Allama Asghar Aljawadi, Muhammad Ibrahim Sakargahi, Maulana Ziaur Rehman Madni, Maulana Saifullah Rabbani, Maulana Azhar Ali Shah Hamdani, Allama Syed Farhan Shah Naeemi, Maulana Yameen Mansoori, Maulana Naseem Khan, Maulana Mufti Nazir Jan Naeemi, Maulana Habib Ahmed Hanafi, and JI leaders, like Birjis Ahmed, Muslim Pervez, Munim Zafar Khan, Younus Barai, Mufti Alam, Zahid Askari and other folks also attended the assembly.